Convergence Cloudiness

60 Minutes

Veronika Zwatz-Meise
Barbara Zeiner
Jarno Schipper

Convergence Cloudiness

Published: 01 January 2005

Many different kinds of cloudiness related to convergence exist, from small scale to synoptic scale. This concept addresses only cloud features associated with an Occlusion are called Convergence Cloudiness. It is quite a frequent phenomenon which can be observed about twice a month. It is more frequent in winter time since more frontal events can be observed then. About 30% of the Occlusions develop such Convergence Cloudiness.

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Conceptual Models, Synoptic Scale Meteorology, Convergence